100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cashion’s Eat Place


Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Cashion's Eat Place


1819 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

Our affection for this bistro derives in part from its lived-in
soulfulness, which calls to mind the great neighborhood restaurants in New
Orleans. A meal in the cozy confines of the dining room is somehow more
than the elements that make up the plate.

Which isn’t to say those elements aren’t fine in their own
right. Chef/owner John Manolatos apprenticed for years under founder Ann
Cashion and is a stickler for butchering his own meats and trolling
markets for what’s in season. He incorporates a sometimes-too-wide set of
influences—French, Japanese, Indian, Greek—to keep things fresh. But his
best dishes, such as a spit-roasted goat with grilled flatbread, feel as
timeless as the restaurant. On weekends, the top-notch brunch is one of
the best ways to appreciate Adams Morgan in the light of day.

Don’t miss: Mezzethakia (an assortment of dips);
foie gras with poached pear; spice-rubbed rib eye; whole dorade; smashed
fingerlings with garlic aïoli; chocolate-and-caramel tart.

Open: Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for
brunch and dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.